OCC Authentic Lip Tar Review, Photos, Swatches

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

A More Wearable Lip Tar, But It Still Has Pizzazz!

OCC Authentic Lip Tar ($16.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is described as a “full strength copper metallic.” It’s a rich orange-shimmered copper-brown with red-orange undertones. LUSH Vibrance has a similar orange shimmer, but the base color is less brown. MAC Look at Her! is more red-based. NYX Sparkling Beige is less orange, browner, and has more of a champagne sparkle.

Authentic is completely opaque and so, so smooth. Β It has such a beautiful consistency that still yields that rich, metallic sheen that characterizes the latest launch of Lip Tars. Β It’s warm-toned, but it has a very rusted tone, and it’s almost muted (but the metallic sheen means it will never play a background role!). Β This is another shade that would work well to add a coppery shimmer/sheen to other shades, like reds. Β I tested this yesterday, and it lasted eight hours, including dinner and tea (my nighttime drink).


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OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar

OCC Authentic Lip Tar
OCC Authentic Lip Tar



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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Gorgeous color!
Could you please tell me what blush and eyeshadow you are wearing in the picture? They are so beautiful and very well matched with the lipstick color.
Kisses from Rio de Janeiro
Patricia Penna

On eyes: Bare Escentuals bareMinerals The Rare Find Eyeshadow Palette, Buxom Sculpt Mascara, Urban Decay Baked Eyeliner. On cheeks: Maybelline Deep Nude Blush.

I have bought 3 lip tars and, for the life of me, cannot figure out how to wear them. They’re so slippery. Do you add them to lipstick? Do you mix them together? I mean the colors are beautiful, but how to do it?

I’d recommend trying this:

1.) Squeeze a grain of rice amount onto a lip brush.
2.) Apply the color using a lip brush.
3.) Get a TINY bit more if you find you need more.

A little should be all you need for a full application – nothing underneath! πŸ™‚

Thanks, Christine.

So, basically, these are just a stain?

I really love the color that it is as it comes out naturally.

My lips are really pigmented, so I don’t think a stain would really work.

I guess I should have just ordered one to try it out instead of 3. lol.

The tiny brushes that comes with the lip tars are small for a reason πŸ™‚ I tend to apply very very small bits at a time and blend. You’ll be shocked at how little you need for 100% opaque coverage. Have fun!

I think they’re taking a fall scheme too literally. I guess I’m just not a fan of frosts like that because they remind me of the 90’s. Points for going where most other brands won’t, however! It looks good on you, as well. πŸ™‚

OMMMMG. I originally came here because I thought authentic meant that someone had been making fake OCC Lip Tar (I know, I have been awake since 3AM and it’s 12 oclock now…)
But oh man! This color is gorgeous!

OMG!!!!!!! OCC is bringing it!
Damn Im gonna be so broke from buying all these its not even funny… but they are so worth it. This is such a perfect fall color! I CANT WAIT to rock this shade!!!!!

I really love this eyeshadow look! I don’t think I could pull this color off by itself, but I can see it mixing well with so many other colors. Beautiful!

Think of Lip Tars as liquid lipstick – they’re just lipstick in a liquid form, so they feel, act, and look like a lipstick!

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